Ventricular short-axis measurements in patients with pulmonary embolism: Effect of ECG-gating on variability, accuracy, and risk prediction
European Journal of Radiology, 08/17/2012
Scheffel H et al. – Right and left ventricular short–axis diameter (RVd and LVd) measurements from ECG–gated chest CT show less intra– and interobserver variability and more accurately reflect ventricular function. In the patient cohort ECG–gated chest CT allows better prediction of short–term outcome of patients with acute PE that needs to be validated in a larger outcome study.